A skier crosses the finishing line and cheers – he wins the race. He was able to perform well and reach the goal he worked for. During the race he was in the moment and fully concentrated. His competitor is disappointed, he could not reach his personal best, he was nervous and distracted, too many disturbing thoughts had been running through his head bevor the race started – the pressure to perform was too high.

There are many examples in sports like this: winning and losing lie very close together, only small things make the difference – in every second case our mind decides over performing well or not. This is the reason why many sports associations and athletes use mental training to enhance their performance. The goal of mental training is to learn how to use the resources that lie within us, so we are able to perform well at the most important event: the competition.


The mobile phone is ringing permanently and disrupts the work progress, the employee doesn't get to finish the important task her boss is waiting for. Besides, 155 unread emails are waiting and the appointment with an important client is on.

Many people are facing time pressure as well as pressure to perform in their job, top performances are expected every day and all day long, relaxing breaks are not scheduled.

Mental training in the work environment supports finding a good handling of pressure using own resources and finding a different way to handle it. The goal is to be able to peak while feeling fine doing it.

My main topics are stress- and self management, communication and conflict resolution as well as team building.


You only have one opportunity – one moment – one chance to convince them. One moment determines over getting a job or not and a jury of people decides whether you get engaged. It sounds like a reality show, but this is what many musicians are facing regularly in their career.

It's not always the best musician who gets the job, but the one who can peak at the audition, stay calm and believe in him/herself, while others start getting nervous and panic.

And even when you get the job you wanted, it depends on constant high performance whether you keep it or not. The point is to show what you can while you retain an ease and the joy of playing – no matter how high the expectances are.

Mental training in music helps dealing with the demands in a musician's everyday life. The musician or singer who is mentally strong and able to deal with high pressure and situations of stress has a crucial advantage and can perform well regularly.


Individual coachings

The goal in individual coachings is to work on topics of your choice – in order to increase your mental strength and support you in performing well and feeling fine doing it. Mental training can help you to deal with important events or support you over a longer period of time.


The aim in workshops is to get important knowledge about our mind as well as learning and improving mental skills through practice.


In lectures I speak about your topics of interest. An important goal of mine is that you can use the information I give in order to work on your mental skills.


About me

Since I was an athlete myself I experienced that mental training can make a real difference in performance – no matter if you use it in individual sports or in team sports, at the beginning of your career or at the top of it. Since 2011 I've been working as a mental trainer for athletes, musicians, singers and working people.

Education: Study of psychology at the Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg. Further education as sports psychologist and mental trainer

Hobbies and interests: Sports, Theatre and Music, Literature and travelling




Supervised athletes so far



  • Soccer
  • Soccer Referees
  • Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Ice Hockey
  • Table Tennis
  • Sport Shooting
  • Volleyball
  • Racing Bicycling
  • etc.


Orchestra musicians and singers


Since 2013 I've been officially working for the Austrian squad of pistol shooters (ÖSB).

Since 2017 I've been officially working for the Austrian Under 17 women's soccer national team and the national centre for women's soccer in Austria.




Mag. Julia Buchner
A-5020 Salzburg



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